Only one climate zone, ideal for growing plants in Britain
England is famous for numerous things of course, its reputation for having a rather dismal climate but also for its extravagant gardens. Kew Gardens—a World Heritage site —uses a complex of green houses in part to grow its enormous variety of plant species (see photo). But how does the rest of this island nation in the North Atlantic pull this off? The answer implies that climate change could drastically alter the storied English landscape.
By C. Claiborne Ray
The New York Times
June 5, 2017